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Agile Practices for Waterfall Projects by Barbee Davis

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How Do Agile Teams Estimate?

Once you have a list of the user stories you will do prioritized in the order in which you will do them, you need to decide how much you can do in the first iteration. In construction projects where brick walls are built every day, we have metrics based on actual experience to know how many bricks it will take to build a wall that is 1,000 feet long by 3 feet high. Standard bricks are 2” x 3” x 6”. You can choose a pattern that places the bricks so that the long side (the 2” x 6” face) is exposed, called the stretcher, or so that the 2” x 3” end, called the header, makes up the portion of the wall we see.

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